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Departmental Profile: Welfare Department


Notice Important Clarification: The Jamiatul Ulama KZN (Kwa Zulu Natal), based in Durban South Africa, has received several queries of its affiliation with the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA), based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Whilst the Jamiatul Ulama KZN strives to engender unity in working with other organizations, including JUSA, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN is an autonomous organization and functions totally independently.


The Jamiatul Ulama KZN maintains a working relationship with other organizations to engender harmony, especially in the interests of the Muslim Community of South Africa and the Ummah globally.


The Jamiatul Ulama KZN is a founder member of the United Ulama Council of South Africa, which is an umbrella body of the different theological organizations within South Africa.


Departmental Profile:

Welfare Dept. – Jamiatul Ulama KZN


“If any Muslim clothes a Muslim when he is naked, Allah will clothe him with some green garments of Paradise; if any Muslim feeds a Muslim when he is hungry, Allah will feed him with some of the fruits of Paradise; and if any Muslim gives a Muslim drink when he is thirsty, Allah will give him some of the pure sealed wine to drink.”  [Abu Dawood]


The Jamiatul Ulama KZN goes to great lengths to ensure that our donors’ Zakaat funds are discharged correctly. For this purpose, the Jamiat’s Welfare Department has its own office, which is centrally located in the Durban CBD area. This location ensures ease of access for various recipients travelling from throughout the greater Durban area.


The Welfare department sees to the needs of hundreds of underprivileged Muslim households each month, providing financial assistance towards rent, electricity & water bills, rates, groceries, bursaries and medical needs. Recipients are attended to daily at the office with careful screening and networking processes to avoid duplication and wastage of public funds. On average, over 750 people are attended to each month.


Statistics for November 2015 – June 2017


Total number of people attended to: 14 477


An average of 720 people were seen to monthly.


The Jamiatul Ulama KZN makes every effort to ensure that all recipients are Zakaat eligible. House inspections are undertaken prior to approving individuals for welfare assistance and follow up inspections are undertaken periodically thereafter.  To avoid misuse, all payments are processed on behalf of the recipients via EFT.


The advantages of donating your Zakaat to the Jamiatul Ulama KZN are:


  1. Zakaat funds are disbursed under the strict supervision of the Ulama.
  2. No Zakaat funds are used for administrative costs.


We take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our donors and well-wishers for their support and we ask Allah Ta’ala to ease the difficulties and hardships of each and every one of our recipients, Ameen.


Welfare Department

Jamiatul Ulama KZN


Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

223 Alpine Road, Overport
Durban, South Africa

Tel : +27 (0) 31 2077099
Fax : +27(0) 31 2074163
Website : www.jamiat.org.za
Twitter: @JamiatKZN

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